How to Select an Appropriate Web Development Framework for PaaS?

How to Select an Appropriate Web Development Framework for PaaS?

The development of cloud services has brought about a tremendous change in software and web development industry. In recent years web development, in particular, has seen significant technological shifts in the entire web development scenario. Here comes the importance of a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) - a cloud computing service that provides a platform to build and deploy web-based applications. Adoption of PaaS platforms in building web application can provide multiple benefits such as efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and convenience.

Irrespective of which PaaS offering you choose, you also need to consider an appropriate web development framework. The selected web framework provides the software to support the development of the web application. Moreover, it also helps to build and deploy the web application.

In this article, we are going to help you with some information about how to choose the best web development framework with PaaS support. Let’s dig in deeper to know about the importance of different structures.


Django is essentially a free and an open-source web development framework, which is written in Python and maintained by the leading Django Software Foundation. The goal of Django is to simplify the creation of complex types of websites that are mostly database-intensive. Python is an open-source language, which is already one of the most popular programming languages among developers. If you’re thinking to develop your web application in python language, then Django is a framework that is the best bet. Web developers widely adopt it because all the vendors that support Django provide detailed instructions on how to quickly manage and deploy Django web applications. Django is quite fast, yet secure, flexible, and scalable framework.

Additionally, Django contains clickjacking which provides a middleware that enables protection from malicious sites within a hidden frame. It is well known to build web applications that handle high traffic exceptionally well. Some of the popular web applications powered by Django include Disqus, Bitbucket, Instagram, Pinterest, and more.


CakePHP is an open-source web development framework. It is written in PHP language. If your preferred programming language is PHP, then CakePHP might be the right framework for you.   It is modeled after Ruby on Rails and follows the Model-View-Controller (MVC) approach. It comes with excellent documentation on how to use CakePHP along with Azure or Beanstalk implementation. CakePHP is a rapid framework that helps to build a web application that is quicker with lesser code.

Now, Whether to Choose Python or PHP?

PHP is a server scripting language widely mainly used for web development, while Python is a widely used general-purpose, high-level programming language. PHP is quite robust compared to PHP but is considered quite harder to use. Whereas Python has out of the box support for almost everything and most beginners, find it easier to understand. When security is a concern, Python is considered to be better equipped, while sometimes PHP is handled through the integration with third-party tools.

So, with this, I hope that you now have a clear vision to choose a framework that best suits your need. Alternatively, are you are still confused about certain aspects and have more questions However, you must consider approaching Web App Development Company to get solution for all your queries.

Last updated:11/16/2019 2:12:36 AM
Chris Bateson

Chris Bateson

Quality Analyst with more than 5 years of enterprise software product quality assurance experience. Strong observation skills with an above-average proficiency in mathematics and the English language. Fast learner with the ability to solve complex problems quickly and efficiently in order to ensure companies are operating to the best of their abilities.


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